Nissan LEAF Nismo RC At The Track: Videos

DEC 8 2018 BY MARK KANE 9

Nissan LEAF Nismo RC in action

As promised, Nissan/Nismo presented its latest Nissan LEAF Nismo RC racing cars at the NISMO Festival at Fuji International Speedway in Japan. The racing version of the LEAF was presented together with Nissan’s Formula E car.

We gathered several videos from presentations and noticed that the LEAF Nismo RC is pretty loud. But the videos don’t really provide you with the sensation of the acceleration/speed that one would expect from 0-60 mph time of 3.4 seconds.

Nissan LEAF NISMO RC specs:

  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds
  • battery capacity: undisclosed
  • dual motor all-wheel drive
  • system output: 240 kW (2x 120 kW) and 640 Nm of torque
  • curb weight: 1,220 kg
Nissan LEAF NISMO RC
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9 Comments on "Nissan LEAF Nismo RC At The Track: Videos"

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TS

The noise is from racing spec gears, not from the motor.

john Doe

The looks from the front and side, is how they should have made the LEAF to begin with. Then they should have offered two power levels, and a NISMO model. Don’t need extreme performance, but an OK performance.

Ct200h

Couldn’t agree more , dual motors AWD , killer app for EV performance and packaging.
I think a new name might be in order though. Leaf might not cut it for a performance model.
My leaf was a great car for its day but I’d want AWD and a 6 sec 0-60

Cypress

Keeping with plant based names:
Nissan Stamen?
Nissan Petal?

Or other nature related themes:
Nissan Stream?
Nissan Wave?
Nissan Current?

Jason

What would it cost? Given the Model 3 is already available and showing extremely good performance with track mode, and sounds (or lack there of) so much better than this, I found this to be considerable underwhelming. It’s hard to judge speed, but nothing spectacular and not pushing very hard from the look of it.
As an engineer working on a product, how would you feel when you see the opposition has a “normal” vehicle that is really something special and you’ve just built a specialist vehicle that doesn’t seem all that special?
And looking at the cabin, this is never going to be a production vehicle IMO.

EVer

What good is a car you can’t buy? Answer: It only good for PR! Nissan did the same thing in 2011 when they introduced the gen one Leaf. It appears to be part of a repeatable PR plan.

groingo

A race car you can’t race, release of the 60 Kwh is delayed again, still no thermal management, my next electric will Not be Nissan for sure, to many broken promises.

Dima

What’s the purpose of you making up lies like this?

Nissan Leaf E-Plus is not delayed. Just the unveiling event was, understandably due to the legal troubles with their CEO.

Craigs401

What do you want to bet that this car has a TMS? Pretty hypocritical of Nissan if it does.